Monday, February 25, 2013

A Chicopee Triangle & Colorblock Quilt : :

Chicopee Triangle & Colorblock Quilt

I finished another new quilt this weekend, A Chicopee Triangles & Colorblock Quilt! Many thanks to those of you offered up sashing help on Thursday!! I was working on finishing up my triangle blocks, stopping to read your suggestions as they came in, agreed that the white had to go, and then I had to do some thinking. I was really torn between the Chicopee & grey and the Chicopee & aqua, yellow combo for a little while.

Color Blocking + Chicopee

I loved the way the grey warmed up this collection and kept it a little masculine, but equally loved how the two solid colors brightened everything up. Curious, I decided to see how things would look if I added even more colors to the mix, with the grey as well, and I loved it!!

Chicopee Triangles Quilt Top

Seeing all those Art Gallery Pure Elements beautifully blur together with the Chicopee colors made such a pretty picture!

a peek at my Chicopee!

The back is imporv pieced together using up some of my left over triangles, to make one large triangle, combined with several more Pure Element Solids. I snapped this photo early Saturday morning, I just love these colors together with the Chicopee patchwork! 

Chicopee Improv Quilt Back

I went with 505 Spray again for the basting, and quilted when I found the chance throughout the rest of the weekend, using a colorful, Brick Red Aurifil Thread.

Chicopee Quilted

I was pretty nervous about how my quilting would look on all those solid fabrics that made up the back, with such an obvious thread choice, but I went for it anyways!

Chicopee Improv Triangles --- the back of 
my Chicopee Triangles Quilt

My binding is made of Dark Citron Pure Element, my favorite shade of green!!

Dark Citron Binding

Chicopee Quilt Back

I wish I wouldn't have gotten better photos of the finished front, this is my best shot!

Chicopee Triangle & Colorblock Quilt

Thankfully the back photos turned out nice. I'm really happy I went with something modern and improv for the back!

Chicopee Triangle & Colorblock Quilt

This was a really fun quilt for me to make and is my husband's new favorite! It finished measuring 50" x 56", so a nice quilt size for the couch!

I have my Applique Art quilt top all basted and ready to be finished next, just as soon as I figure out a plan for the quilting!

Wishing you all a wonderful new weekMaureen 

74 comments:

  1. Beautiful, Maureen! I love the triangle blocks!

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  2. No pictures of the front??
    I think the quilting looks fabulous on the back, and really like how you pieced the back.

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    1. The first pictures are of the finished quilt top front, and I mentioned in the post that the finished front pics just didn't turn out. They were really out of focus for some reason? I'm going to try again later today to get a good front shot and then I'll add it to my post here! :)

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    2. I just updated my post with a better pic of the front! :)

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    3. yay, I was really curious how the diamond/zig zag worked with the borders. It is so lovely!

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  3. This quilt is beautiful Maureen! I love the back almost as much as the front.

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  4. you are an incredible talent Maureen!! I bow to your creativity and freedom to go outside the box. I must learn from you!

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  5. really beautiful. I love the colors together and it sure will add color anywhere it is

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  6. I wish I was as brave as you when it comes to design and quilting. This is just plan gorgeous!

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  7. So pretty! I recently tried to make a doll sized quilt for my daughter- it took forever and came out horrible, so I can definitely appreciate how much work you put into your quilts, and they come out so beautifully! I've not yet seen a quilt on your blog that I did not like!

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  8. I really love this, it's so striking. Love the deep tones and the back is fab!

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  9. I love this. So beautiful, simple clean lines, very modern and striking. This inspires me! Thanks for sharing.

    Fawn

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  10. wow!! just wow, i am so totally in love with this quilt, i really like all the colours you used

    rachael :)

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  11. Beautiful quilting. I've been pondering how I'll want to quilt my triangles quilt, and you've now given more possibilities. Can't wait to see the front.

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  12. The quilting is great! I love the shapes it makes on the back.

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  13. Beautiful! The aqua blasts really brighten up the neighboring colours.

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  15. Oh, I'm so inspired to make triangle blocks ~ love how your triangles turned out and the sashing looks great ~ you made it really fast!
    How big did you make your triangles, Maureen? I've been playing around with my template and can't decide how big to make them.

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  16. This quilt is a treasure and I love the back as much. Beautiful, stunning...

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  17. Maureen this is so gorgeous! I love it. The quilting looks so cool on the back too. So glad you got to play and have fun making this quilt :)

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  18. This is really awesome! I love it

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  19. what a gorgeous quilt! i love the rich colors and the effect that the sashing gives of being some kind of lattice that you overlaid on top. the quilting looks great, too!

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  20. Maureen this turned out so gorgeous. I really love these fabrics....

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  21. Are you going to post instructions for the triangle piecing or is it available somewhere? Love it!

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    1. I would love to do a pattern or tutorial for this whole quilt or at least the blocks. Before I do, I really need to finish up my other quilts and tutorials I started, but I wouldn't mind at all making this quilt again! It was so quick and enjoyable!! Thanks so much for asking!

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  22. OH WOW!!! This is totally gorgoeus malorgous!!! What a beauty and with that I shall shut up. Except to echo what Barb said above please?

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  23. Maureen, this is GORGOUS!!!! My favorite one yet! :D

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  24. Love it - I think Chicopee is the best thing going at the moment! Great work :-)

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  25. It's such a beautiful quilt!

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  26. Just beautiful! I'd love a tutorial when you have time, too :) Although in a month I have a feeling my sewing time is going to diminish significantly....

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  27. It looks fab, love how it turned out :o)

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  28. Yet another beautiful MCH creation! While I still haven't been sewing, the fam and I did a super fun craft the other night and I think you, as a fellow lover of all things Anthro, would love it.
    We made Sharpie mugs but I used the Anthro mugs as my inspiration. Come on over and see what you think:)
    http://www.handbagsnpigtails.com/2013/02/family-craft-night-anthro-knockoff-mugs.html

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  29. I really love this quilt, colors are bright. Good job!

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  31. Love the sashing choice and the quilt as a whole.

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  32. I gotta be honest, I wasn't a huge fan of the Chicopee line --it felt too ditzy before. But seeing your quilt I really *love *it! . I *love* how you made it bold and color-blocked with the triangles.

    You knocked this one out of the park. Yay!

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  33. It's just beautiful. Off to pinterest where I'm sure it's already been pinned and is waiting for me to repin it!

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  34. I especially love the back of this quilt. I don't know why, but I seem to be becoming a big fan of the back of quilts recently.

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  35. It's such a happy colorful quilt! I especially like the triangle on the back. That's a very clever way to use up the triangles!

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  36. Love this quilt. Any special tips for sewing the triangles? I am hoping for a shortcut, but guessing there really isn't one.

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  37. Love Love Love this quilt - front and back! I'm so glad you didn't go with one color on the sashing.

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  38. Colorful and non-traditional in its construction. I like it!

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  39. I'm really impressed - I would have used a single color for the background, but I love this so much more! I'm really inspired, and of course the back is fabulous.

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  40. Ярко, красочно, позитивно!!!

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  41. Such a rich, colorful quilt. Makes you happy to just look at it!

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  42. you nailed it!!! amazing. i want to just dive into it. so interesting to look at, i don't think i could stop staring at it (or snuggling in it) if that quilt was in my house.

    oh my tsuru arrived today! i'm in love. thanks again!

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  43. Wow, beautiful combination of colors. That quilting just makes the back kick up to another even cooler level.

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  44. I think I am in love with this quilt, I want it!!!!!! So much to look at, I could stare at it all day!

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  45. The colors are beautiful. And yay for a nice finish! I got some Tsuru this week. Can't wait to cut into it!

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  50. My gosh, the back is just as wonderful as the front! Truly reversible! Love!

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  51. I love the quilting on this beautiful piece!!

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  52. Fabulous! Your color choices and piecing are so wonderful.

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  53. you are so damn talented! i wish i could come sew with you every single day! xoxo

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  54. I am so glad I saw this on Flickr, because somehow I missed it when you posted here. What a wonderful finish. So happy!! Love the combination of triangles and strips. Fabulous design!!

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  56. I was looking for some inspiration for my Chicopee fabric and really love how this turned out with the solid colors!

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  57. Did you ever do a post with the pattern or a tutorial for this quilt? I love it!!

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